Saturday, August 18, 2012

Recipe: My Favorite Coffee Crumb Cake Will Make Your Mouth Water!

Everyone has their own favorite coffee cake recipe.  However, I have quite a few that I like to rotate with because they all are very delicious as well as different.  At times, I hunger for a yeast-raised variety of cake with giant crumbs formed by mixing flour, sugar, and butter together.   The rest of the time, I settle for something quick with baking powder and switch between several others. 

The recipe that  I want to share with you today is unlike most typical coffee cakes in that it has actual coffee in the batter.  You will also notice that the only flavoring in this cake is nutmeg and cinnamon, which does wonderful things once combined with that coffee to give it something special.

When you're next in the mood to do a little baking, I do hope you give this recipe a try.  You just might find another wonderful coffee cake recipe to stuff in your recipe box!

My Favorite Coffee Crumb Cake

3 cups of sifted flour
1-1/3 cups of sugar
4 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
2/3 cup of shortening  or margarine (not spread)
2 eggs, well beaten
1-1/3 cups of cooled coffee
3/4 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices together in your mixing bowl.

Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Save 3/4 cup of this mixture and use to top your coffee cake.

Now add the beaten eggs and coffee to rest of the mixture for your cake and combine.

Pour into a greased baking dish about 11" x 3/4" x 7-1/2".

Top with your saved crumb mixture.

Bake at 350-degree oven for about 35-40 minutes or until a slender knife inserted comes out clean.